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Restrepo (2010)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team ... Themselves
Juan 'Doc Restrepo Juan 'Doc Restrepo ... Himself (archive footage)
Dan Kearney Dan Kearney ... Himself
LaMonta Caldwell LaMonta Caldwell ... Himself
Aron Hijar Aron Hijar ... Himself
Misha Pemble-Belkin Misha Pemble-Belkin ... Himself
Miguel Cortez Miguel Cortez ... Himself
Sterling Jones Sterling Jones ... Himself
Brendan O'Byrne Brendan O'Byrne ... Himself
Joshua McDonough Joshua McDonough ... Himself
Kyle Steiner Kyle Steiner ... Himself
Angel Toves Angel Toves ... Himself
Mark Patterson Mark Patterson ... Himself
Stephen Gillespie Stephen Gillespie ... Himself
Marc Solowski Marc Solowski ... Himself
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Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's year dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan's most strategically crucial valleys reveals extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back breaking labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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One platoon, one valley, one year

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Documentary | War

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Rated R for language throughout including some descriptions of violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Restrepo - Inferno in Afghanistan See more »

Filming Locations:

Afghanistan

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$35,581, 27 June 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,330,894

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,436,391
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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The movie's title comes from Private First Class Juan "Doc" Restrepo, whose memory is also honored in the company's isolated base camp, OP Restrepo. See more »

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Joshua McDonough: They're gathering intel right now, basically, on how to deal with us because they haven't - - there's no real research or intel on how to treat us right now because they haven't had to deal with people like us since WWII and Vietnam, you know, dealing with guys that are coming back from 15 month deployments with as much fighting, you know, as we went through.
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Tim Hetherington's Legacy
27 April 2011 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

Exactly 7 days ago British director Tim Hetherington died in Libya from an RPG while working . Respeto will be his legacy.

This is an eye opening documentary film which follows an American platoon for a year in the most dangerous area of Afghanistan - The Korangal Valley. We see the toll the Afghan war takes on a group of young men who have been put in a near impossible position thanks to a bunch of oil greedy politicians. You get to see how close these men get to dying thanks to some fantastic and brave camera work. There are some very upsetting moment as the platoon lose men along the way and Innocent Afghanistan women and children die in the crossfire. How these , or any other men can put themselves through this is beyond me but they have my total respect despite my thought that we should never be in this unwinnable war. 90% of this movie is real footage where the other 10% are interviews with the soldiers. Restrepo is a superb documentary and it's a crying shame that we will never see this directors work again. Tim Hetherington R.I P


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